Tuesday, October 13, 2020

 

October 2020 BMQG meeting

Thank you all for attending virtually. This month we are updating the bylaws. Please check your email for the proposed changes as members will vote in the November meeting. The two major changes include clarification for the communications directors and addition of a guild administrator. 

The guild's nominating committee is still looking to fill the position of Vice President, Treasurer, and co-chair of Communications. None of the positions are scary and that being on the board is a lot of fun. Please let Jenn Paulson or Elizabeth Berger know if you are interested in filling one of the vacant positions. You can email the general guild email at baltimoremqg@gmail.com if interested.

Sylvia Schaefer presented her lecture "Quilts from Science". She presented several of her science themed quilts, including quilts inspired by Marine Science, Biology, and Astronomy. Sylvia shared her quilts, explained the science behind the inspiration, and described how she incorporated the science into the design, the fabric, and the quilting. Not only were we treated to a beautiful quilt show, we learned a lot in the process. Never has science class been so fun or inspiring.

Show and share followed Sylvia's presentation. Susan B. said we have half the blocks needed to create a quilt meeting the size requirements for the QuiltCon Community Outreach Charity Quilt Challenge. She requested that members let her know if they are still interested in making blocks so we can reach the required size. Laura Baltatzis is still accepting blocks for the Ribbon Rock and is looking for a volunteer to quilt the finished quilt. Please contact her or Sarah K. if you are willing to do the quilting.

Here are our beautiful show and share quilts:








 

Saturday, September 26, 2020

 The Baltimore Modern Quilt Guild is thriving despite a crazy year. 2020 was not at all what anyone expected, but check out all we have done for the month of October in our guild meeting

The guild meeting was filled with a dreamy home tour of many members' sewing spaces. Thank you to those who took the time to clean and show your amazing creative spaces. Any also of those like me that may have shoved the mess to the side and cropped the picture. 😄

Our Show and Share time was also quite an amazing adventure. So many talents and creativity. Check out our hard work below.



 





Saturday, September 5, 2020

Save the Date

Baltimore MQG September meeting
9/13/2020        1:30-3:30pm EST
Check your email the day before 
or the 'members only section' for the link

Charity Quilt Curved Block Donations
due  September 30th
Please click HERE for details
Susan B is organizing and she wants to remind everyone 
any curved theme block is accepted, but please check the description for the block size 








Tuesday, August 25, 2020

 


Mug Rug Swap: Before you know it sweater, pumpkin spice, and apple weather will be here!!! To get a jump on the upcoming hot beverage season, join the Baltimore MQG Mug Rug Swap. Each participant will create a mug rug and mail it to their swap partner. When signing up, participants will have an opportunity to indicate if they would prefer a fall or Halloween themed mug rug. To participate in the Mug Rug Swap, please sign up by September 3rd. If you need the sign up link please email the guild at Baltimoremqg@gmail.com


Board Meeting: the Baltimore MQG's next board meeting is BMQG September Board meeting,  Saturday, 9/5, 10AM - 11AM on zoom. Everyone is welcome to listen or contribute input to our meetings. Please go to the members only section for the link or check your email this week.
 
Charity Quilt for QuiltCon: this is a charity quilt to display in Quiltcon and will be donated after. Blocks are due at the end of September. Susan B. is organizing this effort and a blog post with details is available in the following link: http://baltimoremqg.blogspot.com/search?updated-max=2020-08-16T15:27:00-04:00&max-results=7

Meeting recap for August

We had a great guild meeting for August. Our guild learned about the Day for Girls global program. Days for Girls is an organization that supplied reusable menstrual products to school children that have very little access to higiene products. The goal is to help keep girls in school and eliminate barriers to learning and participation. A blog post with specifics can be seen in the earlier blog post for the guild. 

Out show and share was also a success. Everyone has been busy. Don't forget to share those pictures. Send your latest projects to baltimoremqg@gmail.com